What we Believe!
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible Word of God. We believe that there is only one God eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We believe in the Blessed Hope, which is the rapture of the Church of God, which is in Christ at His return. We believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance: Faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ and being baptized in water. We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation. We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing for the human body in answer to believing in prayer. We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling, the Christian is enabled to live a holy and separated life in this present world. We believe in the second coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and that He shall reign with power and glory and, that in the rapture of the church, we shall be united with Him forever. We believe in celebrating the Lord’s supper as an ordinance, in memory of the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, according to His instructions. We believe in administering baptism in water as an ordinance to the instructions of Christ. “Even so… come Lord, Jesus”.
Plan Of Salvation
1. The Fact of Sin.
Sin is rebellion against God; falling short or deviating from the standards established by God. Gen. 2:16,17 tells us that Adam, the first man created, chose to rebel against the revealed standards of God. Because of his choice sin entered into the world and death by Sin.
2. The Effect of Sin on Humanity.
We have not sinned in the same (manner) as Adam, but have received the nature of our father Adam at birth. The bible tell us in Ps 51:5 (KJV), behold I was shapened in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. So we understand that the sin nature is passed on at birth. When we understand this truth, we realized that we’ve broken the commandments and are sinners doomed to die separated everlasting from the presence of the Lord.
3. Jesus paid the price for our sin.
God’s great love for mankind was revealed through His son, Jesus Christ. John 3:16 tells us “For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” God demonstrated His love while we were sinner.’ Romans 6:23 tells us that the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. God sent His son Jesus Christ into the world, to live according to His standards perfectly, and to pay the price for our breaking the standard that we through Him might be brought back to God in relationship. As sons, this, my friend, is the free gift of God. And there is nothing we have or will ever do for this gift.
4. Receive the Free gift of God
Prayer is the way we receive God’s free gift. But as many as received Him to them gave He power to become the children of God; to those who believed on His name. Prayer is the way we receive the gift of God. Father in the name of Jesus, I thank you for revealing to me this wonderful free gift you have provided for me through Jesus Christ your son. I realized that I‘m a sinner, and I cannot save myself. I confess my sins and ask you to forgive me. I confess Jesus as the Lord of my life. I believe Jesus died on the
cross for my sins and was raised from the dead, that I might be made alive unto God through Him. Thank you for this wonderful free gift of eternal life. Amen.”
About Reuben P. Anderson Sr.
Dr. Anderson is the Senior Pastor and Founder of the Tower of Faith Evangelistic Church of God In Christ in Compton, California. He began the ministry in 1972 with 15 members, and is now one of the largest congregations in the city of Compton. Dr. Anderson is committed to teaching biblical principles in a manner that persons are able to apply them to their current situations and everyday challenges. His mission is that souls will be saved, lives will be changed and built up because of the gospel of Jesus Christ and that those lives will impact the communities that they live in. He also desires to assist with the revitalization of the City of Compton, renew the hopes of its citizens and reawaken the dreams of a better future by empowering the members of the community to become self-sufficient. Community outreach is one of the focal points of the ministry. In 1997, he established through the Tower of Faith, the Community Development Corporation a legal, accredited, non-profit organization with the mission and purpose to provide Community Outreach to the City of Compton and surrounding areas. Dr. Anderson’s is a sought out preacher and teacher of the gospel. In 1995, Dr. Anderson was a recipient of an award for “The Top Ten Greatest Pastors” in Los Angeles from the National Congress of Racial Equality. He is the recipient of several commendations through the local city government for his community service. Dr. Anderson has been married for 51 years to Nettie Anderson, who is an anointed singer in her own right, and has two children and 3 grandchildren. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Life Bible College of Los Angeles. He received a Master’s Degree in Theology, from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. He received his Doctorate of Humanities Degree from Payne Bible Institute
About Nettie J. Anderson
She is the Co-founder and First Lady of Tower of Faith Evangelistic Church and Ministries. She was born in Arkansas. She is committed to the Lord and actively participates in ministry. Currently she serves as the Director of the Tower of Faith Women‘s Ministry, Teacher in the Tower of Faith Bible Institute and provides oversight to several church auxiliaries; just to name a few of her ministry duties. Mrs. Anderson is greatly anointed to sing. Her soulful sound has inspired, encouraged and uplifted many. She is also a frequent speaker at Seminars, Workshops, Women’s Annual Days and other special services. In 1996, she wrote her first publication entitled “This Too Shall Pass” which deals with the issues of and overcoming menopause. Her down to earth attitude, and humorous delivery of the Word has been a blessing to all that have had the privilege to hear her. She has been married to Dr. Reuben P. Anderson, Sr. for 51 years and is the loving mother of 2 adult children. Reuben Anderson, Jr. and Lydia Anderson Flanagan, and has 3 grandchildren — Justin, Jor’dyn, and Jeremiah. Her commitment is to teaching the people in the body of Christ how to successfully overcome life’s battles through understanding “Spiritual Warfare.”